|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
FileHandles and threadsby sodul (Initiate)
|on Sep 21, 2005 at 12:25 UTC||Need Help??|
sodul has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have a Perl script that need to be threaded (handles http requests) and also need to read and write in a forked subprocess. The subprocess has a very slow start time and I call it using the open2 function.
My problem is that I cannot find a way to share the filehandles between my threads.
I can do:
use FileHandle; use threads::shared; use vars qw ($in, $out); share $in; share $out; # but if I try to put a handle in the variables "share" will complain # that the type is invalid $in =new FileHandle; # error
So is it possible to open/create a filehandle in a thread and share/reuseit in a different thread ? Reopening with a new file handle is not an option because of the slow loading of the subprocess.
Been stuck for days on trying to figure out a way to make it work.
I'm looking forward to your replies,